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CRN Exclusive: Attivo Networks Snags Ex-FireEye CTO Tony Cole To Accelerate Vertical Push


Attivo Networks has named FireEye veteran Tony Cole as its CTO as the company looks to boost its presence in the government, financial services, and oil and gas verticals.

The Fremont, Calif.-based vendor brought Cole on board to help Attivo deliver more clarity to the market around how its platform is differentiated from competitors. Cole said he plans to take a deep dive into what the Attivo platform does and the capabilities it provides to ensure it’s continually growing.

Cole started at Attivo March 5, following a 16-year run at Symantec, McAfee and FireEye, where he rose up the ranks from critical infrastructure security adviser to global government CTO. Cole’s work at Attivo will be similar to what he did at FireEye, where he was responsible for strategy and external evangelizing and played a key role in shaping the company’s product portfolio, and sales and marketing strategies.

“I’ve always been fascinated with deception [technology],” Cole told CRN exclusively. “In my time at Symantec, McAfee and FireEye, I hadn’t seen anything like [Attivo’s platform].”


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